What is dental bonding, and what can it achieve?

Cosmetic treatments are available to patients in and around the Ormond Beach, Florida, area at Cooper Dental Group. Drs. Adam Tow, Ankit Parikh, and Nicky Masoodi are dedicated to helping patients find treatments right for their needs. This may include dental bonding, a fast and easy way to disguise imperfections of the smile.

What is dental bonding?

Cosmetic bonding, also called composite bonding, uses a special resin material to repair or cover imperfections of a natural tooth. Dental bonding is used to help improve the appearance of teeth that may be chipped, misaligned, discolored, or have gaps between them. The composite material is applied directly to the tooth and shaped and polished to create a natural-looking finish. Only one visit is needed to achieve the desired results.

How do I care for my dental bonding results?

Bonding can last several years with proper care, including regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental checkups. It is critical that you avoid habits such as nail-biting or chewing on hard objects, which can result in the bonding material chipping or breaking off. With appropriate maintenance, you can enjoy your improved smile for many years!

Will dental bonding stain?

It is possible for dental bonding to become stained over time, much like natural teeth. To avoid staining, brush your teeth twice daily with fluoride toothpaste and floss regularly. Also, avoid substances such as coffee, tea, or red wine that can cause staining. If the bonding becomes stained, it will need to be replaced by your dentist to maintain its appearance.

Schedule a visit to discuss your options for fixing a chipped, gapped, or cracked tooth!

If you are considering cosmetic dental bonding to improve your smile, we recommend consulting with a qualified dentist with experience in this field. Drs. Adam Row, Ankit Parikh, and Nicky Masoodi have decades of experience helping patients in Ormond Beach, FL, and the surrounding cities. Call 386-244-9838 to request a visit at 1275 West Granada Boulevard.